We are not just material beings, but spiritual persons with a need for meaning, purpose, and fulfillment that transcends the visible confines of this world. This longing for transcendence is a longing for truth, goodness, and beauty. Truth, goodness, and beauty are called the transcendentals of being, because they are aspects of being. Everything in existence has these transcendentals to some extent. God, of course, as the source of all truth, goodness, and beauty, has these transcendentals to an infinite degree. Oftentimes, he draws us to himself primarily through one of these transcendentals. St. Augustine, who was drawn to beauty in all its creaturely forms, found the ultimate beauty he was seeking in God, his creator, the beauty “ever ancient, ever new.”―Sister Gabriella Yi, O.P.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

A note to Catholics who love to be hated and approved of at the same time.

Thanks to groups like LifeSiteNews, the word is getting out concerning the real view of the Democratic Party toward faithful Catholics.

"Progressive" and other Stockholm Syndrome Catholics need not worry about the latest Team Clinton email reveal. They have enjoyed a paddle down a river named deNile long enough to have convinced themselves that whatever the Democrat Donkeys deem to be a benefit to humanity, even if it robs people of their inalienable rights, will get the Democratic Party the votes of low-information liberal religionists masquerading as Catholics.

The entire exchange on conservative Catholics is below:
From:jhalpin@americanprogress.org
To: JPalmieri@americanprogress.org, john.podesta@gmail.com
Date: 2011-04-11 21:10
Subject: Re: Conservative Catholicism
Excellent point. They can throw around "Thomistic" thought and "subsidiarity" and sound sophisticated because no one knows what the hell they're talking about.
Jennifer Palmieri <JPalmieri@americanprogress.org> wrote:
I imagine they think it is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion. Their rich friends wouldn't understand if they became evangelicals.
----- Original Message -----
From: John Halpin
To: John Podesta <john.podesta@gmail.com>; Jennifer Palmieri
Sent: Mon Apr 11 18:55:59 2011
Subject: Conservative Catholicism
Ken Auletta's latest piece on Murdoch in the New Yorker starts off with the aside that both Murdoch and Robert Thompson, managing editor of the WSJ, are raising their kids Catholic. Friggin' Murdoch baptized his kids in Jordan where John the Baptist baptized Jesus.
Many of the most powerful elements of the conservative movement are all Catholic (many converts) from the SC and think tanks to the media and social groups
It's an amazing bastardization of the faith. They must be attracted to the systematic thought and severely backwards gender relations and must be totally unaware of Christian democracy.
For those unfamiliar with the term 'Christian democracy', that's the religion where everyone is pope and none is a disciple of Jesus Christ. In other words, it's a realization of classical protestant heresy: 'I am my own pope.'

Which brings to mind a famous exchange:
Is it true that The Times once sent out an inquiry to famous authors, asking the question, “What’s wrong with the world today?” and Chesterton responded simply,
“Dear Sir: Regarding your article 'What's Wrong with the World?' I am. Yours truly,”—G.K. Chesterton.

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